Today is the first day of February and the day I had decided would be set aside for taking down my outdoor Christmas lights. I know, it seems a little late, however the month of January here in Central Oregon has been gloomy and cold and I needed that extra glow each evening to give me energy. But now, knowing that this is the month that we celebrate love, I'm depending on my ability to reach out to others and to feel them reaching back to me to keep me going.
That already happened, in away, as I got my first dose of the Pfizer Vaccine on Friday and I felt elated. Elated especially because of the goodwill of the hundreds of people who gathered at the fairground, either to receive or to give the shot. The mood was so different from any I'd experienced over the past ten months that I knew life was going to be better.
I hope you are also able to catch that enthusiasm and reach out with love through your smiles, greetings, emails, zoom meetings and all of those ways that have become common place for meeting over the past several months. We'll still have to be cautious as there will be many who won't be getting their shots for awhile and we don't want to take any chance of spreading this plague to anyone. Even though I've had one dose I know I have five weeks before I'm really immune from being grabbed in its clutches. So, I'll continue to get my groceries by curb-side-pick-up (thank you Food 4 Less), attend meetings and church on my computer, wear my mask and stay six feet away from my closest companion, while at the same time I hope I will smile more, greet people in the eyes, call friends more and let love expand the horizon of where I live. I'll be watching for you. Let's do this together
And one more thing before I close. I've decided to suspend my newsletter, at least for now. So, if you've expected to receive a new issue I'm sorry to disappoint, however, I'd rather focus more on writing here in my blog and to be sure the whole world knows about my book Walker's Wisdom. I hope you will check in from time to time to see what I've written and pass it on to any who you think might enjoy reading. And, I'd love to hear from you to know what's on your mind. Until next time, take care and stay safe, and spread love where ever you go.